We were up between 6:30 (Bill), 6:50 (Patsy) and 8:00 (Clemson) on Friday, Sept. 21st. The temperature had risen overnight and through the early morning to 21C/70F. I slipped on my lightweight hoody and Bill’s brilliant neon t-shirt over top and went out for my walk. Heading in the northern direction, although it was very windy, I had a very enjoyable 2-mile jaunt. Before I returned home, my hoody was off.
I was ready for my tea when I returned. We didn’t have much on our agenda today other than Bill doing a favour for an RC flying friend from Aylmer. Keith had purchased an RC model airplane with an 80”l fuselage and 110” wing span from someone in Wasaga Beach. We are only an hour away from W.B. and it would be a nice drive today. I’ve never been there at all so wanted to go along.
|This was morning wind..........|
|I've probably shown you this tree before|
Wouldn't it be a fun one to climb (40 years ago?)
We left around 10 after securing the Weber and the table and making sure all chairs were stable and shed doors latched.
|Bill dressed appropriately for today's run to pick up a plane|
We had no room for Clemson after Bill checked the inside measurements of the Rav 4. We’d need to put the seats down to get the plane in but it actually had more room than Black Beauty with our hitch in the bed. So, it was another straight forward drive and we only hit construction when we got into the tourist town.
|Wasaga Beach and cloudy skies|
Following our gps to Ted’s place was easy and I snapped a picture of his Countryman Mini Cooper. Bridgette would like the red colour. It didn’t take too much maneuvering at all to get the fuselage and the wings in the back but it was comical to see the nose and propeller poking out between our seats. I took a picture from my seat view and sent it to Keith, informing him that we got it in! It looks just 'plane' silly, doesn't it?
|And a nice little car|
|The fuselage is in, now just the wings to go|
From his place on Golf Course Road, I bugged like a child for Bill to take me down to the beach. It certainly wasn’t a beach day but I hopped out and took a few pictures at the Banana Beach Club.
|It is a little silly having a propeller at your elbow|
A couple was sitting in their chairs, with their backs to the wind (and the blowing sand) as I slipped my sandals off and walked across the soft sand to the water. I stepped in to test the water to conclude that it was indeed wet and also cold. There were 2 people out in the water, playing in the waves.
|on the far left, a couple sitting on the beach|
on the far right, dust white outs and people walking through it
|I'm sure this place is hopping in the summer|
|Yup, I'm on a beach|
We zipped back through the construction, much easier this time, and headed home. The sky had clouded over the closer we got to Wasaga Beach and then on the route home, dissipated again. Things were jostled here at home, the car shelter had shimmied some and the recycle bins were on a tilt but everything else was secure. With 80 to 100 km winds expected today, we weren’t looking forward to the remainder of this wild day.
|A very plain looking church, for once|
I like it!
|a beautiful Wasaga Beach home|
|Neat how this building is painted|
For some reason, we felt very tired so went up to the bedroom, all 3 of us, for a snooze. It didn’t last long but I know I dropped off for 20 minutes and that was all I needed. We got up and made up an egg salad sandwich and I’m happy that we are cleaning things up from the fridge. I hate having to throw things out because we neglect to eat them on time. It wasn’t a day to work outside so I moved from my laptop to my chair with Jack Reacher.
|construction right in town|
The trailer rocked a bit but not as much as the car shelter and the trees. I often wish we had an anemometer or something that gave us wind speed up here. When they forecast 80 to 90 kmph winds and it is crazy windy, I’d like to know if this is the worst it will get, or will it gust even more. I’m just very grateful that Bill is home with me, otherwise I would be freaking out much more.
|The busy town of Staynor|
We’re not having a lot of luck with the plans for company this weekend. It isn’t our ‘fault’, no one’s fault actually, but the weather was the reason for cancelling Thursday’s guests. We were expecting a couple from London to arrive tonight with their tent trailer to stay for the weekend. With today’s winds and warnings, this is no place for a tent trailer to be set up.
|the closer to home we get, the clearer the skies|
Unfortunately, going back and forth with this busy couple, we all decided to postpone the visit for another year. We were looking forward to seeing Megan and Neil but these things happen and for working couples, your free time is not always as free as you’d hoped. At least I don’t have to worry about them arriving late tonight, setting up a tent trailer in the dark and ending up in Kansas from the wind. Not that there is anything wrong with Kansas, Cheri! 😊
|North Line towards home|
We were just having leftover meatloaf for supper so I warmed it up and we had tomatoes and olives on the side. We really didn’t need anything else tonight after our sandwich earlier and we may have ice cream later. After we cleaned up the dishes, Bill sat in his chair and sewed a button on that had popped. All he needed help with was threading the needle. I wrote more on my post hoping to get it sent off early tonight.
|The shelter was really dancing|
|Our flag dropped|
This has been a very quiet day with a nice drive to Wasaga Beach and the rest of it was just hanging out together. I hope your day was equally enjoyable.
|And the trees are bending and swaying too|
Have a good night from the windy Ridge!
Thank you for checking in to see what we’re up to!